Three Texas Executions Scheduled for November

The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out these executions in November:

On November 8, 2012, Mario Swain, is scheduled to be executed for the December 2002 slaying of Lola Nixon in Longview.  The murder occurred during a break-in of her home. According to KWTX.com, “Swain’s lawyers contended the inmate’s confessions … improperly were admitted at his capital murder trial and also argued his trial lawyers were deficient and jury selection was improper.”

Ramon Hernandez is scheduled to be put to death on November 14, 2012 for the 2001 rape and murder of Rosa Rosado in San Antonio.

On November 15, 2012, Preston Hughes III is scheduled to be put to death for the 1988 murders of Shandra Charles, age 15, and Marcell Taylor, age 3, in Houston.  Read more about the case in the Houston Chronicle and Austin Chronicle.